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2007 | 55 | 4 | 359-376
Article title

TRENDY V KORUPCI A SPOLEČENSKÝ KAPITÁL

Content
Title variants
EN
Corruption trends and social capital
Languages of publication
CS
Abstracts
EN
This article examines corruption trends in a sample of more than hundred countries. In the first part it documents that approximately 30 countries and three regions have the significant corruption trends, measured by Kendall's. Regarding the main regions in the world, corruption is increasing in Africa and in post-communist Europe as well, while the countries in the Orient are becoming less corrupt. The residuals from a standard corruption model show systematic variation that corresponds to the meagre information available on social capital. For a sub-sample of 22 European countries some social capital data are available, measured as generalised trusts scores. The article documents that the main force driving the variation in corruption trend are underlying trends in social capital. In practical level is the problem of corruption brought to the concrete economic-political conjunctions. The recent advances in social capital research imply that curbing income inequality and investing in education, overall institutional quality and political stability could result in more trusting populations.
Contributors
  • Univerzita Pardubice, Fakulta ekonomicko-správní, Studentská 84, 532 10 Pardubice, Czech Republic
  • J. Volejnikova, Ekonomicky ustav SAV, Sancova 56, 811 05 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
References
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Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
07SKAAAA03006161
YADDA identifier
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